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  • Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some women.
    Cochrane Review shows new medication used to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer delays need for further treatment in some womenOvarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women world-wide. Treatment of ovarian cancer consists of a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.  Conventional chemotherapy drugs act on dividing cells by...
    20 July 2015
  • New Cochrane Review evaluates the efficacy of pharmacological treatments for fatigue in palliative care
    Is there a drug to improve tiredness, weakness, and lack of energy in advanced diseases?
    In healthy individuals, fatigue is a protective response to physical or mental stress, often relieved by rest. By contrast, in palliative care patients' fatigue can be severely debilitating and is often not counteracted with rest, thereby impacting daily...
    13 July 2015
  • Embargoed: 00.01 BST, Wednesday 1 July 2015Press contact: Jo Anthony
    M+44(0) 7582 726 634+44(0) 7582 726 634E or pressoffice@cochrane.orgA new Cochrane systematic review published today of surgery for stress urinary incontinence makes an important contribution to an ongoing debate and will help women to make more...
    30 June 2015
  • Which treatments are effective for rosacea?Rosacea is a common chronic skin condition affecting the face, characterized by flushing, redness, pimples, and dilated blood vessels. Inflammation of the eyes and thickening of the skin, especially of the nose, can occur in some people. Although the cause of rosacea remains unclear, a wide variety of...
    15 June 2015
  • Evidence shows that gels, creams, and sprays are effective in providing pain relief and identifies which one works best.Acute musculoskeletal pain describes conditions like a sprained ankle or a muscle pull. These usually get better over two or three weeks without treatment, but can be very painful while they last. Topical non-steroidal anti-...
    15 June 2015
  • Press Release
    Embargoed: 00.01 BST: Thursday, 11 June 2015Press contact:Evelyn Martinez
    Senior Publicist, Wiley
    T +1 201 748 6358+1 201 748 6358, E sciencenewsroom@wiley.comJo Anthony
    Senior Media and Communications Officer, Cochrane
    M +44(0) 7582 726 634+44(0) 7582 726 634 E or pressoffice@cochrane...
    10 June 2015
  • Can pharmacological and mental health interventions reduce drug use and criminal activity among drug-using offenders?Offenders with co-occurring mental health or drug-use problems demonstrate significant subsequent health problems and make rehabilitation particularly challenging. The link between drug use, health, social and criminological...
    2 June 2015
  • Australia’s The Age newspaper cites multiple Cochrane Reviews in an analysis of complementary medicine and available evidence.
    1 June 2015
  • Encouraging evidence indicates that programmes can improve quality of life, severity of asthma, and lung function.Asthma is a chronic airway disease affecting about 300 million people worldwide. People with asthma have many symptoms, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. The aim of a chronic disease management programme for asthma...
    31 May 2015
  •  31 May is World No Tobacco Day - read the latest Cochrane evidence indicating that incentive programmes may help smokers to quit for six months or more Financial and material incentives are widely used to encourage smokers to try to quit, and to reward them if they succeed. Examples of incentives include lottery tickets or prize draws, cash...
    24 May 2015


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